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Old 13 January 2005, 18:07   #21
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re converted Tugs. There is an absolute cracker caled the Lone Ranger b y the way did you know that if you do up a tug it's still classed as a Commercial Vessel and you can claim loads of Tax back But If you have a posh yacht well that's just a toy and not so much Tax claim.
See....information like that just makes my day!

OK, so looking for an old tug to do up and use as a live-aboard......that'll keep me busy into the wee hours.

I can imagine the misses face when I tell her I'm off for a tug!?
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Old 13 January 2005, 18:09   #22
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I read about a rather nice boat a few years ago -- I'm almost certain it was called the "Simpson S" but Google has failed me this time!
It was the "simson s", but is now called the lone ranger.. (Stuart's previous post mentions it)...

and if money was no object, an original Riva Aquarama..
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Old 13 January 2005, 18:45   #23
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A few years ago I had a regular run down to Falmouth, the couple were involved in fitting out a super yacht called the "Ilona".. They let me have a looksee, (after having to take off my shoes.. ), the luxury on board was unbelievable.. But it looks like it wasn't enough for her owner, who renamed it "The Lady Christine", and had a new "Ilona" made, complete with a helicopter deck that rose up..

Lady Christine.

Ilona.

Ilona's specs.
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Old 13 January 2005, 19:42   #24
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Both Ilona and Christine are loverly boats but a little past a roll over jackpot!

But seeing as we're in that area:

http://www.boatquest.com/Power/Manuf...ats_specs.aspx

It'd do nicely!
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Old 13 January 2005, 19:56   #25
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Both Ilona and Christine are loverly boats but a little past a roll over jackpot!

But seeing as we're in that area:

http://www.boatquest.com/Power/Manuf...ats_specs.aspx

It'd do nicely!
Wow what a bargin!

Original Price: USD 23,900,000
NOW: USD 24,900,000
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Old 14 January 2005, 03:16   #26
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Tugboat fitted out like a palace.

Our ex-neighbour fits out things like that and another he is working on is a big ole ice breaker with a very reassuring looking hull that's going to be absolutely stunning.
Gone to Croatia that one.

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Old 14 January 2005, 03:42   #27
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Wow what a bargin!

Original Price: USD 23,900,000
NOW: USD 24,900,000
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POWER
Manufacturer ................. Caterpillar Model ................. 3508B
Engine(s) HP ................. 1000 each
Cruising Speed ................. 12.5 knots Max Speed ................. 14 knots

Bit slow though! You would get over taken by a P22!
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Old 14 January 2005, 04:11   #28
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Bit slow though! You would get over taken by a P22!
Not in mid-atlantic though......or at least not for long anyway!

Yup I thought it was a bit of a bargain......now where's that petty cash tin gone!?
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Not in mid-atlantic

mid-atlantic - Mine would be staying put in the Caribbean with me onboard. A large fast RIB would need as a tender of course!
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Old 14 January 2005, 06:34   #30
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While we are in "dream" mode I also have a plan for the perfect RIB.
11-12m with hard nose compartment containg compressor, oxygen cylinders and mixing panel. Twin inboard diesels with deep V hull and rear cockpit with 4 really good seats laid out 2 + 2. Full width dash with windscreen and full folding waterproof cover open at back but covered top and sides. small 3m dinghy hung off stern with put put motor. Small galley at one side, enough for soup and tea making. barbie mount at rear of cockpit over water.
Full clear deck space except for cylinder rack. Bench on front of cockpit full width. Canvas awning that would fit over main deck like tent so remote good weather diving can sleep on boat. A toilet would be good but not sure where it would go and not be in the road!
This would be the ideal boat for exploring the west coast and islands from Oban rather than trailing the little boat around and launching nearer in good weather
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